Our weekly round up of relevant news from around data (big or otherwise), social, trends and our very own index:

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

9 Reasons Your Millennial Small-Business Owners Are Optimistic Risk-Takers
Check out the infographic below and the associated published study to learn more about how attitudes differ between age groups. Hundreds of …

This Infographic Shows How Only 10 Companies Own All The World’s Brands
Just when you think there’s no end to the diversity of junk food lining supermarket aisles, an insanely detailed infographic comes along to set us …

Teens and ‘Secret’ Apps
Why are teens flocking to applications that allow messages to disappear after a set time or that allow them to send content anonymously?

The Vast Extent Of Russian State-Sponsored Doping
A damning report by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has lifted the lid on a vast state-sponsored doping programme operated by Russia.

Who were the true winners and losers of Euro 2016?
Which Euro 2016 brands performed and which failed in the eyes of over 5,000 football fans? This new infographic from Goal Studios shows the …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

How Pokémon Go Sent Nintendo’s Stock Soaring
Traditionally, consoles have been the driving factor behind Nintendo's success. However, since the Japanese company released its …

Are we entering a Cold War-style stock market?
Don’t let the recent stock market rally fool you, says Chicago options trader Todd Horwitz. The chief strategist at BubbaTrading.com says it’s all part of a carefully crafted feat of financial engineering by the world’s central banks.

Microsoft stock jumps as its cloud product’s sales double
Though it’s too soon for the social media platform to impact this … stores, and LinkedIn as part of the same strategy,” Nadella told investors on a …

Snapchat wants to show you ads based on the objects in your Snaps
The company, like many social media companies before it, has … in a leaked investor presentation from earlier this year, the company said it …

Social-Media ETFs Try to Tweet the Market
BUZ tracks the Buzz Social Media Insights Index, which analyzes data from … For example, individual investors dominate the Chinese stock …

BIG DATA NEWS

What Does the VC Investment Slowdown Mean for Big Data?
“Big data analytics is a perfect example [of digital disruption] as tech and non-tech companies alike seek new data sources to feed their …

A big data, IoT project brings unique storage demands
With the proliferation of IoT and big data, the amount of data in the enterprise increases every day. Find out how to meet storage demands for these new IT …

Can Big Data Help Cure Cancer?
TAP is a stack of open source big data technologies, and in the case of the Collaborative Cancer Cloud, it also includes an open source …

Big Data At Volvo: Predictive, Machine-Learning-Enabled Analytics Across Petabyte-Scale Datasets
Cars are increasingly generating more and more data as they become ever more connected and empowered by smart, Internet of Things …

How Big Data Is Helping the NYPD Solve Crimes Faster
Given the proliferation of sensors and signals in the world, it makes absolute sense to bring data on the external environment to one place for …

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